Re: [S-R] Re: Skultety surname
- Hi Helene:
In RADIX, there is a answer to your question regarding the SKULTETY surname
by a RADOVAN SKULTETY. His research has indicated that the etymology of the
name is Latin in origin and based on the Latin word SCULTETUS (SCULTETI
appears to be the plural). His answer was very interested, and there was a
somewhat heated debate on RADIX boards.
If you do a GOOGLE search for SKULTETY and SCULTETUS, it appears that the
words are related. See, for example,
In my own research regarding various surnames and place names in Slovakia, I
have found a number to be Latin in origin. With Latin being the official
language of correspondence in the kingdom of Hungary until the late 18th
century (around 1788 if my memory is correct), it should come as no surprise that
some Latin words made it into the Slovak and Hungarian lexicons.
David Michael Baloga
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